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Leather Duo Bracelet - Father's Day jewellery inspiration

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Leather Duo Bracelet - Father's Day jewellery inspiration

Designed by: Leah Connolly

Difficulty: Beginner

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Leah has put together this tutorial with Father's Day in mind. Mixing the leather cord and macrame technique creates this lovely bracelet for that special man in your life, she has also teamed the bracelet with a simple leather strap. Ready? Let's create. 

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  • Leather cord - I used the reverse side of the leather
  • Glue
  • Magnetic clasp
  • Charm connector/slider - I used the reverse side of the charm. The front has space for a 7mm flat back chaton/cabochon so you may want to add a little bit of sparkle to the design. The choice is yours. 
  • Satin cord 1.5mm - I have put 2 packs of this cord on the product list just incase you want to create the braid all the way around the bracelet or use it on the single strap bracelet. 
  • Scissors
  • Bead Tray

Remember - our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream jewellery.

Designed by Leah Connolly - May 2022

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Before you start, measure the size of your wrist and cut the leather cord to size (bearing in mind the clasp part too). In this tutorial I have used the reverse side of the leather, this might not be to your liking so decide on which side you want to use. You can either glue the clasp on at the end or at the start. Anyway way let's begin.....

Glue one end of the leather cord into the clasp. 


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Using the pre-cut 1 metre length of satin cord, find the half way point and place it under the leather cord leaving 4/5cm from the clasp. Depending on how big your bracelet is going to be, will be dependent upon where you position the braided part. 

Don't worry too much though as I was able to move the braided part slightly once completed with the slider/connector charm, so that it sat equally in the middle of the leather cord. 

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Now to start the macramé braid, we are going to create 4 full square knots before adding the slider/connector. With your left braiding cord create a half knot by placing it over the center leather cord and with your right braiding cord go under the left braiding cord and center leather cord.  Pull both braiding cords in opposite directions to create your first half not. Repeat on the righthand side to create a full square knot. 

If you are new to the macramé technique we have a useful video tutorial - which can be found here. 

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Once you have created 4 full square knots place the slider charm onto the leather cord and the satin cord through the holes either side of it. Please note that I chose to use the reverse side of the slider/connector charm as I loved the detail on the back. On the front there is a place for a 7mm flat back chaton or cabochon, if you want to jazz up your design. So you could use either side. 

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Continue braiding until you have used all the satin cord. Trim and slightly singe/glue the cord in place. Glue the other end of the clasp to the leather. 

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With the left over leather cord, you can make a simple leather strap, tie a knot at one end and measure the leather around your wrist. Add on an extra 3-4cm so that you have enough leather to create the loop. Make a loop with the leather, you may want to test that the knot you created just fits through the loop. 

Once you are happy with the size of the loop, use a piece of satin cord and tie a double know around the leather. Trim the excess cord and slightly singe/glue the satin cord in place. There you have it, a simple leather strap bracelet. 

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